echothiophate iodide ophthalmic (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Phospholine Iodide)?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Phospholine Iodide)?
Flush the eye with water and seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of an echothiophate iodide ophthalmic overdose include sweating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, watering mouth, tearing eyes, fainting, difficulty breathing, and an irregular heartbeat.
What should I avoid while using echothiophate iodide ophthalmic (Phospholine Iodide)?
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Echothiophate iodide ophthalmic may cause decreased vision at night. If you experience decreased vision, avoid these activities.
Do not touch the dropper to any surface, including the eyes or hands. The dropper is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye.
If you wear contact lenses, remove them before applying echothiophate iodide ophthalmic Ask your doctor if contact lenses can be reinserted after application of the medication.
Do not use other eye medications during treatment with echothiophate iodide ophthalmic except under the direction of your doctor.
What other drugs will affect echothiophate iodide ophthalmic (Phospholine Iodide)?
Do not use other eye medications during treatment with echothiophate ophthalmic except under the direction of your doctor.
Organophosphates may increase the effects of echothiophate iodide ophthalmic. If you are a gardener, an organophosphate plant or warehouse worker, or a farmer, you may be exposed to organophosphates. Follow the directions of your doctor and workplace safety guides regarding respiratory masks and the washing and changing of clothes.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with echothiophate iodide ophthalmic. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about echothiophate iodide ophthalmic written for health professionals that you may read.
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